In late August, a towering 53-foot high sculpture of a paintbrush with illuminated bristles created by world-renowned American artist Claes Oldenburg will travel across the country to its permanent home in Philadelphia. The sculpture, titled Paint Torch, will be installed on the grounds of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts’ (PAFA) new Lenfest Plaza at a daring 60-degree angle, as if in the act of painting. A 6-foot high glob of paint will appear beside it on the ground and the illuminated tip of the brush will light up at night.
John Folinsbee and American Modernism
Woodmere Art Museum
November 6, 2010 – March 6, 2011
Philadelphia’s premier institution for interpreting the art and culture of the Philadelphia region – will present a new exhibition exploring the work of landscape painter John Folinsbee (1892 – 1972), offering a fresh perspective on the revered New Hope painter’s life and career. John Folinsbee and American Modernism, on display from November 6 – March 6, 2011, moves past Folinsbee’s reputation as an impressionist painter, revealing the artist’s contributions to the development of modern art in America.
The 18th USArtists American Fine Art Show & Sale
October 1 – 3, 2010
Presented by the Women’s Board of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA), the 18th USArtists American Fine Art Show & Sale, the largest exposition and sale of 18th- through 21st-Century American art in the nation, will be presented October 1 – 3, 2010 at PAFA. For the first time in its 18-year history, USArtists will be moving from its longtime venue at the 33rd Street Armory to its home at PAFA’s Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building at 128 North Broad Street in Philadelphia.
Lace in Translation
Design Center at Philadelphia University
Closes April 3
Visitors to The Design Center at Philadelphia University have just weeks left to see Lace in Translation, the ground-breaking exhibition of contemporary work that redefines historic lace, before it closes on April 3, 2010. The exhibition has drawn several thousand visitors and groups from all over the U.S.
Museum Without Walls™: AUDIO
Fairmount Park Art Association
In June 2010, the Fairmount Park Art Association will launch Museum Without Walls™: AUDIO, a multi-platform, interactive audio experience for Philadelphia’s preeminent collection of public art and outdoor sculpture.
Moore Adventures in Wonderland
Rosenbach Museum & Library
September 23, 2009 – June 6, 2010
The Rosenbach Museum & Library’s new exhibition Moore Adventures in Wonderland, currently on view through June 6, 2010, is a Marianne Moore and Alice in Wonderland-inspired installation, created by Rosenbach Artist-in-Residence, Sue Johnson. The exhibition investigates the Rosenbach’s collection of the work of author Lewis Carroll and Modernist American poet and writer Marianne Moore and uncovers the unexpected connections between the two.
WHEN: Opening Weekend is Friday, January 29 – Saturday, January 31, 2010 (10 a.m. – 5 p.m). Philagrafika 2010 runs through April 11, 2010. WHERE: Participating Philagrafika 2010 venues are located throughout the city (full list of participants, locations, and the opening weekend schedule included below) INFO: Admission ranges from free to $16 and can […]
Rosenbach Museum & Library The Rosenbach Museum & Library in Philadelphia seeks to inspire curiosity, inquiry and creativity by engaging broad audiences in exhibitions, programs and research based on its remarkable and expanding collections. The museum was founded by legendary book dealer A.S.W. Rosenbach and his brother and business partner Philip. With an outstanding collection […]